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JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 23:47

Wend :-D :-D Avatar looks a lot prettier than I actually look. I will seek out a photo of the butcher Fred from Corrie and put that up instead.

No photos exist of me, as no camera is capable of capturing my likeness.


LadyScozz Report 8 Jan 2013 23:13


Some years ago I started making a list of the addresses I'd lived at.

I filled three pages!


Wend Report 8 Jan 2013 22:46

Bored rigid probably John, like I am.

Btw - your ghastly avatar looks nothing like you :-D

Apologies to Mr. Daff for going off-topic for a minute ;-)


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 22:39

MrD I think where you were born and houses that were your favourite house many years ago are ok. I try to be a bit more careful about recent stuff - but if someone wants to, they can find out a lot of details about you.

Look at Heirhunters. Look at the newspapers. And some on chat would rather dig details out about fellow Genes posters than do their own tree. And we give out so many details - driving license, car insurance, old age pension, benefits records - that future generations will have no problems whatsoever working out how many moles we have on our backs.

I think it is a shame when we are sharing fun stuff like this that some posters are really frightened to join in :-(


maggiewinchester Report 8 Jan 2013 22:39

I had someone phone me just before Christmas, at 8pm, asking me about my neighbours!!

They gave names, I said 'No, don't know them' (which I would have said even if I had recognised the names), and suggested they'd been given a false address, and if they were a legitimate firm, could use the internet ( - which I didn't tell them :-S


MrDaff Report 8 Jan 2013 22:30

"Poor old MrD" - whyever, John? Other than it may be a reference to the frequent packing and moving ?

Mind you, I would also advise caution as indicated by Lynda, too much information can be ... detrimental (?).

GinK <3 If you have one pointing towards the sea from the pub, on sse bearing, love it !!! I have nothing from that period (couldn't afford a camera in those days ! lol !!!) HNY too :-D


**Ann** Report 8 Jan 2013 22:19

Little cottage outside a small village in Wales where the countryside was our playground......lots of woods caves and fields etc.

The cottage cost my mum & dad £650.00 and sold some years ago for £190.000!


Paula+ Report 8 Jan 2013 21:30

Lynda that thought crossed my mind too.


Treehunter Report 8 Jan 2013 19:53

Born in the Angle Islington1954
Moved to New Cross 1960
Then to Burnt 0ak in 1964
Then went to Algate London 1972
On to Shadwell London in 1974
Then to Poplar London in 1981
Then from there to Bedfont Middlesex 1990
Milton Keynes in 2003
Then to where i am now Uxbridge in 2009 and this is where i am most happy <3



GinN Report 8 Jan 2013 19:53

I was born and bred in Gateshead. First house was a tenement type in Bensham, which has long been demolished. Then a bungalow belonging to Mam's aunt in Lobley Hill, which I loved. From aged 3 to 10, we had a semi in Wardley, another district of Gateshead, which holds many happy memories; whenever we go up north, I stop by to look at it. It was once surrounded by fields, but is now very built up. From 10 to 20, we lived in Peterlee, Co.Durham my least favourite place!
We then moved to Hartlepool, to a lovely semi in a leafy cul-de-sac. Stayed in Hartlepool during my first marriage (short!) but moved to Stockton on Tees when I re-married. We never liked the house or the town very much, so were more than happy when Hubby got a job in Norfolk.
We really love our bungalow, in a picturesque village complete with willow lined duck pond. Have a lovely view over a farm paddock with ever changing animals.
We have been here 28 years now, and are making many improvements now Hubby has retired.
So, I think this is my favourite house, and though we sometimes have a yen to move to Suffolk, I think we'll probably stay put.
I love to visit the North East, but I don't think I'd like to live there again.


aivlyS Report 8 Jan 2013 19:51

Yes Lynda and that is exactly why I wont be adding to this thread , considering not that long ago a member put up a thread asking for info on me .... good advice you can never be too careful .


~Lynda~ Report 8 Jan 2013 19:45

Hate to be a kill joy, but please be careful what info you put up about where you live now, there are people on here who collect this sort of information. I know because I've had someone find my address, when I was moving, and ask another member to come to my house to view, so as to see my house, scary eh? No idea what they thought they'd find out about me, or what they thought I had that they wanted to look at.

Please be careful what information you give about yourself


Paula+ Report 8 Jan 2013 19:30

@ Sharron, sounds like my OH, he and his 4 brothers and sisters were all born in this house, they all love it, and his eldest son said when we pop off he wants to live here.


Sharron Report 8 Jan 2013 19:12

This council house and the farm cottage half a mile down the road where I was born in the same room as my grandfather had been eighty years before.


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 19:04

Libby. I would always choose Conwy but I do have a pull to Merseyside. Something special about those lovely buildings and the ferry. And New Brighton :-D

Fancy a flat in Rodney St if I win the lottery and can live where I want. Main house Deganwy. Flat in the Pool. Flat in Knightsbridge and villa in La Palma - small island in Canaries. :-D 3 months in each.


Libby Report 8 Jan 2013 18:55

Born and bred in Litherland, a northern suberb of Liverpool ..... council house.

First hubby and a bought a terraced house in Bootle, also north Liverpool. Lived there for 2 years.

Moved to Formby .... semi. Lived there until the mid 1990's but rented it out when we moved to Conwy.

Leased and ran a pub within the walls in Conwy for 8 years then returned to house in Formby .... stayed for a further 5 years then moved back to Conwy, where I am now.

Have many good memories of my homes ..... maybe less about the pub though. Can't decide if I prefer Formby to Conwy because I feel a "pull" for both places :-S


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 18:50

WowMaggie. Thought I had been some places. You know, hardly anyone round where I live now (Valleys of South Wales) has lived more than a few miles from where they were born.

IDS and Tebbitt talk about moving round for jobs. If they meant 3 miles, it could happen. If they mean Cardiff or Bristol, no chance. :-D


maggiewinchester Report 8 Jan 2013 18:36

Born in Worthing, Sussex.
Haverfordwest (Wales) - house
St Davids (Wales) - house
Kalafrana (Malta) - flat
Valetta (Malta) - house
Lossiemouth (Scotland) - converted bus in the middle of a field - started school
Arbroath (Scotland - caravan.
Does 3 months in Banchory Sanitorium count as a move?
Lossiemouth (Scotland) - 'Bessie car' caravan, then huge 3 bedroomed caravan, in 2 pieces, with BATHROOM.
Callington (Cornwall) initially in Honecombe house, then the caravan
Horrabridge (Devon) house
Mevagissey (Cornwall) fisherman's cottage
Fawley, Hampshire - 3 bed detached house

Then I left school :-D

Southampton - terraced house
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) - detached villa
Southsea - flat. bedsit, flat
Clickimin Broch (Shetland) - tent
Nesting (Shetland) croft house
Burra Isle (Shetland) croft house
Sumburgh (Shetland) caravan
Irvine (Scotland) flat
Kirkpatrick Fleming (borders) - caravan
Blackmore End (Essex) - 2 different houses
Abbotts Ann (Hampshire) - prefab
Hythe (Hampshire) - house (semi)

...and where I live now Have lived here for 25 years and am in my 50's :-D
Not sure which was my favourite property. Shetland was a beautiful place to live, I loved it in Malta. The town I live in now is lovely, and I love my 1920's solid house :-D

Worst place was Irvine.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 8 Jan 2013 18:05

Mr Daff....

If you want photos of your first home, just say. I have friends in Dymchurch and know The Ship.
If you think of visiting, that would be great too.




AnnCardiff Report 8 Jan 2013 17:48

started off in a picture postcard cottage on the side of Carphilly Mountain overlooking Cardiff - it may have been pretty but it was damp, no electricity - candles upstairs and gas lights downstairs - water through the tap from a nearby spring - in summer you had to go to the spring for water as it couldn't get through to the tap - all domestic water for bathing - in a tin bath - came from the roof into a galvanised tank. Wonderful childhood though mostly spent over the fields, in the woods, picking mushrooms, blackberries, primroses - having picnics etc. Then they built the city's crematorium all over my lovely fields and woods

moved to Tongwynlais to a large terraced house which had been in the family for yonks - met husband in Tongwynlais - utter bliss

from there to a smaller terraced house near Whitchurch Common - got married and moved to rooms in a large Victorian house near Cardiff city centre - two rooms and a conservatory

stayed there for four years while we saved for a deposit to buy a new detached bungalow in Caerphilly by the Miners Hospital - stayed there for eight years and moved back to my beloved Whitchurch to a semi just off Jct 32 of the M4 - been here since 1970 and shall probably pop my clogs here - bit lonely at times on my tod but that's life